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Getting Around in HANOI

Xe Om (Motorcycle taxi) – These motorcycle taxis are unregulated in nature. With fares starting from    ₫ 10,000, these are ideal for escaping traffic and when the group size of the travellers is small.

Cycles – Mostly used for joyriding, these cost ₫ 1, 00,000 per hour and are useful when time isn’t a constraint.

Motorcycles – Shops for renting or buying motorcycles are available at Luong Ngoc Quyen, Hang Bac, Dinh Liet and other side streets.

Public Buses – Affordable and easily available, public buses have a well spread network across Hanoi. Southern Bus Terminal, Gia Lam Bus station, Luong Yen Bus Station are some of the major bus stations in the city.

Trains – The city has two main train stations. Stations A and B together form one of the two main stations. The former is a halt for trains headed northwards and the latter southwards. The central Hanoi station connects the city to Hai Phong.

How to Reach HANOI

By Air

Nội Bài International Airport is the only International airport in the city. It acts as the common airport for Hanoi and some of the northern cities. This airport has flights connecting the city to major global cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur among others. 

By Road

Intercity buses help connect Hanoi to cities like Nanning (China) and Vientiane (Laos.) These buses can be caught from Southern Bus Terminal and the tourist office respectively.

By Rail

Hanoi’s main train station is located in the Ba Dinh district of the city. Several international trains connect the city to international cities like Beijing and Nanning in China. These trains can be caught from the Hanoi Train Station A and Gia Lam station respectively.

Visa Requirements for VIETNAM

Emiratis Nationals - VISA Required to be applied before travel - Minimum 7 to 10 working days to process VISA.Filipino Nationals get Tourist visa on arrival VISA on arrival for 30 days {sufficient funds and return ticket must)if holding Valid GCC resident permit.Indian Nationals VISA required - to be applied before travel (min. 5 to 7 working days to process).Pakistani Nationals VISA required - to be applied before travel (min. 5 to 7 working days to process).Visa Assistance is available for oth...

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